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Artificial intelligence should get the same ethical protections as animals

29/04/2019

It might be a long time before we create an AI that can explain its feelings to us. But we could create ones as sophisticated as animals much sooner. How will we treat them? Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence, as are organizations such as the Allen Institute, and...
It might be a long time before we create an AI that can explain its feelings to us. But we could create ones as sophisticated as animals much sooner. How will we treat them? Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence, as are organizations such as the Allen Institute, and tech companies including Google and Facebook. A likely result is that we will soon have AI approximately as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs. Now is the time to start thinking about whether, and under what conditions, these AIs might deserve the ethical protections we typically give to animals.Read Full Story It might be a long time before we create an AI that can explain its feelings to us. But we could create ones as sophisticated as animals much sooner. How will we treat them? Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence, as are organizations such as the Allen Institute, and tech companies including Google and Facebook. A likely result is that we will soon have AI approximately as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs. Now is the time to start thinking about whether, and under what conditions, these AIs might deserve the ethical protections we typically give to animals.Read Full Story
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